• SBA announces National Small Business Week to be held from April 29 – May 5, 2018. The SBA will recognize outstanding small business owners from around the country and conduct virtual events, roundtable discussions and educational opportunities throughout the SBA’s 10 Regions and 68 Districts.
  • The SBA has also made some significant positive changes in 2018. These changes make acquisition loans more attractive and attainable. Small business lending at big banks and institutional lenders hit new highs last month and has nearly doubled from the low. The current business-friendly political climate along with tax reform and deregulation has people thinking about becoming entrepreneurs. If you have been waiting for the right time to sell your business, the time is now.

Two New Intermediaries In Tulsa

  • The CBI Team Tulsa office is growing with the addition of two new Intermediaries to the team. Roy Still the Managing Partner would like to introduce Jeff Pickle and Patrick Sullivan. Jeff is an experienced marketing professional, entrepreneur and small business consultant,  Patrick has been a professional business intermediary for several years in California and Oklahoma as well as a small business owner himself.

Big Fish

Every day the CBI TEAM is meeting with and helping Main Street Business Owners, Moms and Pops, who are faced with the daunting prospect of preparing their business for sale to enable them to retire with dignity and financial security.

We understand their needs and can help them through our certified business review process which is free to them.
In the course of working with Moms and Pops we are also finding Moms and Pops who have grown their businesses off Main Street and into the lower middle market M&A pool, the BIG FISH!
While the business has grown, the pool of potential buyers has shrunk because of the expertise and financial resources required to catch the BIG FISH.
The BIG FISH is also called a ‘Tweener. It’s between a Main Street business (too big) and a true M&A (mergers & acquisitions) too small.

A ‘Tweener. That’s where the CBI TEAM shines, helping the ‘Tweeners and matching them up with the smaller pool of buyers and helping them find the deal that works for both.
We’ll leave the M&A size transactions to the Merrill Lynches and Wall Street top feeders.
We know our market and how to work in it.
Are you Main Street or BIG FISH?
Whichever you are, the CBI TEAM network of offices can help.

by Carl Grimes

In Northeastern Oklahoma, Call Roy Still 918-940-6437

It’s Tulsa Time…CBI Opens Fourth Full Service Office

Roy Still has acquired the Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI TEAM license for the metro Tulsa, Oklahoma area according to CBI Chairman Carl E. Grimes. Mr. Still becomes the fourth Managing Partner of the CBI+Team network. Mr. Still has opened the new office on the fifteenth floor of the iconic Remington Tower at 5810 East Skelly Drive in Tulsa.

Mr. Grimes noted that the Tulsa office has the distinction of a 100% success rate selling the businesses it has listed. CBI/Tulsa offers full service sales-mergers and acquisitions for small, medium as well as larger, complex main-street businesses, manufacturing and lower mid-market companies.

 Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI TEAM is the largest business intermediary firm in Oklahoma and Arkansas, with offices in Tulsa, Fort Smith, Springdale and Little Rock. CBI+Team has more than twenty professional full time business intermediaries having a variety of professional backgrounds including business management, accounting, commercial banking, real estate and business law.

 Mr. Still said, “When you engage CBI TEAM for your sale, merger or acquisition, the CBI+Team leverages the vast experience of its team, industry contacts, large buyer database, current technology and professional marketing resources in order to effect successful outcomes for our clients.”

Mr. Still started forming an interest in small business while learning the basics in his father’s grocery store.

Roy is a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. After graduating, his career started in retail as an Operations Manager where he was responsible for multiple acquisitions and new unit startups. He ultimately managed the operations of a substantial number of locations throughout the southern states. He also worked as Vice President of Sales for a publically traded automotive chain operating in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri. In early 2013, Roy joined CBI+Team as an Intermediary for the Tulsa market and ultimately became Managing Partner.

Through the years Roy has successfully owned and operated several businesses including; a store fixture distribution company, a chain of check advance and loan offices,  an import/export company, a large antique store, a workers-comp loss-mitigation company, home decor store, laundry,  a towing & recovery service, online sporting goods company and an insurance agency.

With his experience, Roy has gained an understanding of the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to selling or buying a business.  His objective is to provide the utmost professionalism, competent service and confidentiality beyond reproach.

Mr. Still is seeking business professionals to join the CBI TEAM in the Tulsa office. CBI offers industry leading training and support programs. If interested in learning more about the CBI TEAM opportunity, please forward resume to